Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Health Sciences admission requirements

Programs within Health Sciences have additional admissions requirements.

The Clinical Laboratory Science, Complementary Healthcare, Dental Hygiene, Health Information Management, Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant degree programs, along with the Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Pre-Radiology Technology, and Therapeutic Massage certificate programs may require additional insurance, professional, and health screenings, as well as the Test of Essential Academic Skills® (TEAS®) to meet program requirements.

Please see the academic catalog for a complete listing of requirements for each program.

Health Science Information Sessions
Health Science Information Sessions cover academic requirements for admission consideration, testing, and give you answers to your questions. For more information and the schedule as available visit: Health Science Information Sessions.

Students interested in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs must attend one Health Science Information Session to be considered for admission.

It is strongly recommended that you attend a session if you apply for Clinical Laboratory Science, Complementary Healthcare, Health Information Management, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Pre-Radiology Technology or Therapeutic Massage.

Test of Essential Academic Skills® (TEAS®)
The TEAS® test is a computerized scholastic aptitude test required for admission to specific Health Science programs including Nursing and Dental Hygiene.

Please see the description of your program in the academic catalog for more information about the TEAS® test requirements.

For more information on the Test of Essential Academic Skills® (TEAS®) please visit the Testing Center.

Nursing Advanced Standing Options
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may qualify for advanced standing admission into the nursing program by applying experience from past classes or work-related activities. See Nursing Advanced Standing Options for more details.

For questions or more information, contact:

Commonwealth College Center
777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
508.678.2811, ext. 2947